CITA 130 - Introduction to Database Systems

This course is an introduction to the use and design of data base management systems (DBMS). The student will gain practical knowledge of DBMS software using a leading personal computer package. The student will be directed through the set up of tables, the use of forms and reports, switchboard systems, simple database control programming database administration, and introductory SQL commands. The student will also be introduced to database design concept including entity relationship diagrams and normalization.
If you are looking for the link to the In-Class normalization example, or the Chapter 11 PowerPoint the links are at the bottom of this page.
For Homework assignments, due dates, and test dates use the following links to your section:
  • CITA 130-001 - Tuesday, Thursday, at 9:30pm - 10:45pm in Sanford Hall room 111
  • CITA 130-002 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, at 10:00am - 10:50am in Sanford Hall room 111
  • Course Information Sheet - first class handout with basic class data
  • Class Data Files - used to complete assignments for class
  • SAM 2013 Software site logon screen
Textbook Information:
(Note: to participate in this course it is required to have the text book and the SAM software)  
        Software and EBook (electronic version of book):
            CITA 130 microsite:


        EBook Only SAM not included. (for students who already have SAM from CITA 110)

              CITA 130 microsite:

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